- Dec 16, 2008
That's actually what I saw first but I hated the idea that if I missed the pocket ducking I'd leave an easy bank withe the cue ball also on that end of the table.im rolling in the 9 , leaving whitey as close as possible to the rail......
That is why you try and do something that you are GUARANTEED to execute. Bubble the 9 in the pocket and you sell out.That's actually what I saw first but I hated the idea that if I missed the pocket ducking I'd leave an easy bank withe the cue ball also on that end of the table.
The 9 straight back. It's free as a bird too. Good call,Doc. JBFred's choice is obviously the best. He's the expert. That said, if the 9-ball is laying straight in, I don't believe there's a kiss, so it likely could be banked straight back without hitting the 6-ball.
I agree with everything you have said, no rebuttal this time. OOPS!! the 7ball bank couldn't go, where Reds choice had a legitimate shot, as you can see.:sorryRed wound up with the same result I was talking about if he could have shot the cross corner. Now you can see how powerful it is to move the second ball to the head of the table.
Plus, the 2 railer on the 1 ball is not even available for your oppo now.
Red's next play is to try and knock off one of the hanging balls safely and he will then be back in the game. (Red cant win with both of those balls hanging and out of play -- because Jose already has 3 balls).
Here is an example of how strong table management can be, even from a harmless looking position.
Even if the kiss wasnt there for the 9 ball straight back, I wouldnt shoot it being behind 3 to 1 because even if I make it, I am going to have put myself down on the back rail and in a tough spot for a return safety. The shot is only good if I miss it, but then all the balls will be at the foot of the table where Jose has the best chance to take them out of play and play safeties to the back rail.